Claren Academy is a technology & creativity focused independent school, located in downtown Vancouver. Today's kindergarten students will graduate around 2030, in an increasingly computerized and automated world. We enrich the B.C. curriculum to provide strong fundamentals, while also exposing students to forward-looking areas of study such as computer programming, game development, virtual reality, music production, and more. Offering K-3 in 2018, we will add a grade each year, all the way to grade twelve.— Visit school website
Technology is increasingly providing a way into the core curriculum, certainly in ways that it couldn’t 50 or even 20 years ago. Claren was founded in with that in mind, principally using technology as the spark that will create and inspire children to engage with the curriculum and with their peers. There is an awareness of the skills that children will need in their adult lives, though they include working together, organizing their interest around projects, and employing a range of tools to communicate their ideas, and to develop them. The ideal student is one able to thrive in an active, diverse learning environment, and whose interests tend toward a hands-on engagement with technology.